SK2002 : River Tame

near to Fazeley, Staffordshire, Great Britain

River Tame
River Tame
From the Tame Aqueduct Coventry Canal.
Coventry Canal
The Coventry Canal enabling Act was passed in 1768 to connect Coventry with the Trent and Mersey Canal. Coventry to Bedworth was completed in 1769 for the revenue earning coal traffic but by 1771 when the canal reached Atherstone all authorised capital had been spent and James Brindley the first engineer was sacked. The canal didn't reach Fazeley, 12 miles short of its intended terminus, until 1790. The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal continued along the proposed line of the Coventry Canal to Whittington brook. The Trent and Mersey Canal (Grand Trunk Canal Co.) completed the section to Fradley and later sold it to the Coventry Canal which explains the disjointed section. It was one of the most profitable canals ever built in Britain paying dividends up to 1947. Coventry basin to Fradley junction is 38 miles with 13 locks.
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1990
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 September, 1990   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 2 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 20898 02498 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.1911N 1:41.5650W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 20981 02217
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